Who knew Katie Homes, 28, possessed such a buff beach bod? This is a new look for her, isn’t she usually more demure about keeping her figure under wraps? How has she been able to get so in shape? While other new moms often struggle to get their old figures back, Katie is looking better than ever.
Katie Holmes’ workout routine A source close to Katie says she has been using a treadmill in a state-of-the-art gym at the Beverly Hills, Calif, home she shares with Tom Cruise. Katie also manages to go running around the neighborhood, all the while staying low-key.
Fitness experts are impressed with Katie’s new body. They say her gorgeous curves and lean muscles are the results of an intensive fitness regime. “She has an athletic look that is defined and proportioned,” says Hollywood-based personal trainer Michael Thurmond.
“There are no flaws. It’s hard to believe she gave birth a year ago. She has the body of a competitive athlete – defined and hard, yet femininely beautiful.”
Thurmond, who was the fitness expert on TV’s Extreme Makeover, says Katie has most likely been doing “hours of cardiovascular training on a consistent basis, and resistance or Pilates training two to four times a week.”
Dr. Ian Smith, the diet and medical expert for the VH1 show Celebrity Fit Club, says Katie’s body is perfectly proportioned for her size and weight. Dr. Smith estimates Katie’s weight to be between 125 and 135 pounds – perfect for her body size and height.
Her body “looks svelte and toned,” yet “she has curves where a woman should,” he says. “She’s carrying a healthy weight, and this is a good level for her to stay at. She’s doing a lot of cardio – the treadmill, elliptical, bicycle 40 minutes every other day.
She’s probably eating fruits and vegetables and avoiding bad carbs such as desserts, bread and baked potatoes.”
Katie Holmes’ Workout Plan Sue Fleming, author of Buff Moms, says you can have a body like Katie’s if you do this:
1. A Strong Core. Right arm/left leg crunch Lie on your back holding a 3- to 5-pound dumbbell in each hand. Alternate, lifting your right arm and your left leg. Do three sets of 12-15 reps.
Kick out Get in a push-up position with an exercise ball under your shins. Roll the ball with your legs until your knees are at your chest and then roll it back. Do 15-25 reps, up to three sets.
Crunches on the ball With your feet on the ground in front of you, put the ball under your lower back. Put your hands behind your head with your elbows open. Twist side to side. Do 15-25 reps, three times.
2. Lean Legs & Toned Butt. Around-the-world lunges Do lunges to the front, side and back. Do three sets of 12 of each lunge.
3. Defined Arms & Shoulders. Bicep curls Using 5- to 8-pound weights in each hand, lift to your chest, then lower. Make sure to keep your elbows tight to your body and wrists locked. If you’re not feeling the burn by your ninth rep, it’s time to up the weight Do three reps of 12 sets.
Tricep dips To define the back of your arms, put your hands on a chair and your feet in front of you, with your legs bent at 90 degrees. Lower yourself down by bending your elbows backward. Do three sets of 12 reps.
Shoulder raises With a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell in each hand, lift your arms out to your sides until at shoulder height, then lower. Do the same movement lifting your arms in front of you, then lower. Do three sets of 12-15 reps of each exercise. [via]